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Virtual reality for AAL services interaction design and evaluation

 
: Sala, Pilar; Kamieth, Felix; Mocholí, Juan Bautista; Naranjo, Juan-Carlos

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Stephanidis, C.:
Universal access in human-computer interaction. 6th international conference, UAHCI 2011. Pt.3: Context diversity : Held as part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011; Proceedings
Berlin: Springer, 2011 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6767)
ISBN: 3-642-21665-X
ISBN: 978-3-642-21665-7
ISBN: 978-3-642-21666-4
ISSN: 0302-9743
S.220-229
International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI) <6, 2011, Orlando/Fla.>
International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International) <14, 2011, Orlando/Fla.>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IGD ()
ambient assisted living (AAL); virtual reality (VR); mixed reality; simulation

Abstract
AAL Solutions are not part of mainstream industry yet, being one of the main reasons the complexity of the technologies involved in relation to its targeted beneficiaries, the elderly, and its acceptance by them. Applying HCD methodologies for user involvement and creating physical prototypes is both costly and time consuming, particularly in this domain that combines software artifacts, devices and physical environments. VR techniques are very suited to create Virtual Prototypes that offer the beneficiaries the possibility to visualize and interact with proposed solutions before they exist. This paper presents the results of VAALID project in developing this approach of creating tools for design and simulation of AAL Solutions using VR and Mixed Reality, supporting the early involvement of beneficiaries in the process.

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